Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category
If you’re willing and able to spend a thousand dollars (or more) on a dog house, read on. Greenrrroof Dog Dens, created by Oakland’s Stephanie Rubin, are quite possibly worth the splurge. Each one is handmade using zero-VOC paint, waterproof beeswax and natural Western red cedar, which wards off rot and fleas. Here’s the kicker: the slanted roofs are “green” (a.k.a vegetated), which means they’re covered in plants that filter the surrounding air. Now that’s what we call home improvement.
KG Design is a Swedish company who produce interior design products for adults, children and pets. Their ceramic pieces are designed in Sweden, produced and handpainted in Portugal. KG Designs most famous product in Scandinavia is the Tube, invented for the black plastic bags usually used while walking the dog in a city or neighbourhood. Check out their cool pieces here. A website in English is about to be launched any day now.
FatBoy Doggielounge is a trendy dog bed available in two sizes and several different colours. It’s like sacco-sack but much better looking, of better quality and more comfy. The double lining in the Doggielounge protects agains scratching and wear and tear plus it prevents the filling to leak.
FatBoy is from the Netherlands.
An interesting toy with a hot design for your dog. WETNõZ has with their new series come up with some interactive toys for the dog, even suited as an ornament for your home. This one is created as a fetch-stick but with a hidden surprise treat or “fortune cookie” for the dog as a reward which will increase the dog´s intellect during play.
The sleek silver design of the Bow Haus warrants a giggle. It is, after all, the hip alternative to the conventional Bowser crate. And we all know your puppy deserves only the best. Highlights of this design include high-caliber steel with plastic tray, lockable sliding pocket door (ideal for training) and superb ventilation. It’s easy to assemble and also functions as a side table.
The beautiful birds bath from Thoms & Nilsson gives the garden or the park a new expression, and in the winter the water can be replaced by bird feed. Humans can enjoy the polished diabas stone birdbath as a canvas for creative expression – use water as paint and your finger as a brush. Every time the stone dries you have a clean slate. Design Jens Thoms Ivarsson.
For your modern pet, the Eat Drink Stand Tall Bowl Set by Otis & Claude is the perfect dining companion. As stylish as its owner’s dining table, the Italian teak veneered plywood stand is oh-so-chic for your dog’s food and water bowls. The modern square bowls are ceramic with rubber edging to help hold them in place. Turn to Otis & Claude for more modern and chic pet staples sure to satisfy even the pickiest pooch.
Petbitat creates beautiful designer furniture and accessories for your pets without compromising the personal style of your home. Their beautiful acrylic bowls are raised so our favorite furry friends don’t have to eat with their heads down and tails up anymore. The bed compliments the bowl nicely—a modern and smooth design with a plush pillow in the center. Both the bowl and bed are available in a few different sizes. Petbitat was clearly created with very high standards in mind!
Marco Morosini’s exhibition ‘Dog is a God’ at this year’s Salone del Mobile may have been his first venture in the furniture industry, but by no means is it his only project. As a photographer, graphic designer, and artist, Morosini has shown his work all over the world, including a solo art show entitled ‘UominiUomini,’ which opened at Lino Dainese’s Mulino Art Space in Vicenza in 2002 and travelled to the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2003.
Morosini recently took part in the red bull project “5 for Bulls” accompanying Italy’s Formula 1 Grand Prix.